Taught course

Applied Linguistics and TESOL

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Advance your career in language teaching, or even take it international. Explore the latest linguistics theories and apply them to your classroom practice.

Study our MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in Cambridge, a city famous for language teaching, and boost your career prospects with new critical and analytical skills.

On this course you’ll improve your theoretical understanding of language learning, which will help you to develop your professional teaching skills.

You’ll explore the latest theories in topics such as second language acquisition and social discourse and examine different methods of analysis. You’ll be supported throughout by our research-active and industry-experienced academics.

As a Masters student at ARU, we’ll help you learn to carry out your own research and how to compile and analyse quantitative and qualitative data. You’ll be able to use the critical-evaluative skills you’ve developed on your own research project at the end of the course, as well as in your future career.

Studying Applied Linguistics and TESOL will give you the chance to take part in our research seminars and high-profile conferences. We’ll also help you make valuable contacts for your future through our links to language companies such as EF, Bell, Studio and CamDOSA, a group for heads of language schools.

Whether you study full-time in Cambridge or part-time by distance learning, this postgraduate degree opens up opportunities for you to become part of the international academic and professional English Language teaching and language-learning community.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 6.0) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    13-16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-28 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Please note the distance learning version of this course can only be taken part-time and does not include optional modules.

Course contact details

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